Lake Singletary Watershed Association
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NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT 
Selected areas of Lake Singletary in Sutton/Millbury will be chemically treated with USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicides to control nuisance and invasive aquatic vegetation on Tuesday, July 15th. The lake will be closed to all water uses including swimming, fishing and boating on the day of treatment. In addition, use of the lake water for drinking, irrigation and watering livestock (i.e. cattle, horses, etc.), will be restricted for 5 days post-treatment.
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Last update - 7/09/2014
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Welcome To The Lake Singletary Watershed Association
The long cold winter is finally passing off our stern, soon to be just a fading memory over the horizon. After several short, false starts, it seems that spring finally arrived at Lake Singletary. The spring is a harbinger, heralding the arrival of our most active season, both in and around the lake. Water from the melting snow and early rains filled the lake as the surrounding flora has burst into vibrant life after a long dormant winter. 

The warm season ahead affords many social and recreational opportunities centered on and around our lake. The dramatic increase in activity on the water places an added responsibility on all of us, to be aware of the additional safety concerns for ourselves, families and friends, during this busy season. We all must operate intelligently, and work together, towards the goal of another safe year on our lake. As boaters, we should pay particular attention to our wakes, to avoid damage to shorelines, structures, and other boats rafted together, which are especially vulnerable to damage. In Massachusetts, as in most states, a boat operator is legally responsible for any damage caused by their wake. Let’s all take a moment to think safety, before we engage in any activity in or around the water. 

While all of us look forward to warmer water and the aquatic activities it provides, unfortunately that same warmth and sunshine promote the proliferation of invasive weeds in our lake. It seems that every year, we expend the majority of our treasury to combat these non-native invading weeds. This year we are anticipating another major expenditure for weed and algae control. To help the association with additional funding required, beyond our dues collection, we again submitted warrant articles to both Sutton and Millbury, asking for $7,500.00 from each town. Millbury failed to fund our request, while Sutton approved funding of the article. On behalf of all our members, I would like to thank the officials and residents of Sutton, who realized the importance of maintaining this tremendous natural resource. They understand that Lake Singletary provides public access for swimming, boating, fishing and many other activities and that maintaining the quality of our lake enhances property values, providing the towns with substantial additional tax revenues. Particularly, I want to thank the members of the Sutton Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee, Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator Jim Smith, for their unanimous support. 

For anyone interested in learning some of the ‘science’ behind the money we spend on the care and feeding of our lake, I invite and encourage you to attend the presentation of our recently completed lake management plan. This is an update of our 1995 management plan, and incorporates nearly twenty years of water quality data collected by the association. The presentation will take place on the third floor of the Sutton Town Hall on Monday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm, and will be given by Robert Hartzel, CLM, CPESC of Geosyntec Consultants. 

Finally, I want to wish everyone, a happy, healthy and safe season on our great lake! 
Paul Kawolis, LSWA President

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Last update - 07/09/2014
Practice Makes Perfect
Sutton Deputy Fire Chief Jim Galanos and the Sutton Fire/Rescue team practice emergency boating resques on Lake Singletary.